| Mar 23, 2012
| 5:01 AM
(Reuters) - Conventional political wisdom holds that the Supreme Court, scheduled to hear a challenge to President Barack Obama's healthcare law beginning on Monday, is likely to strike it down on partisan lines. The court's Republican appointees enjoy...
| Mar 24, 2012
| 2:49 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's healthcare overhaul faces its biggest court test next week, capping a legal battle that could reshape the powers of the U.S. government, redefine medical care for most Americans and transform the 2012...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 3:49 PM
It was 1942 when the U.S. Supreme Court decided that Congress could influence wheat prices by telling farmers how much they could grow.
So the idea that Congress mandate that all Americans buy health insurance isn't that far-fetched and has legal...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 11:57 AM
WASHINGTON (AP)— The Supreme Court signaled Wednesday that it could throw out other key parts of President Barack Obama's health care law if it first finds the individual insurance requirement unconstitutional.
On the third and last day of...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 7:35 PM
Concluding three days of fervent, public disagreement, a Supreme Court seemingly split over ideology will now wrestle in private about whether to strike down key parts or even all of President Barack Obama’s historic health care law. The justices&...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 7:46 PM
A New Jersey man who was strip searched in prison after being accused of failing to pay a traffic fine lost his Supreme Court appeal Monday.
The 5-4 divided court found two county jails "struck a reasonable balance between inmate privacy and the needs of...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Corporate-sponsored groups have launched a campaign of litigation in the lower federal courts challenging the legality of the second major piece of President Barack Obama's legislative program, one that received a lot of attention in last week's first...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 9:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court has a Lemon Test (for church-and-state separation), a Miller Test (obscenity) and a Smith Test (religious freedom), not to mention the late Justice Potter Stewart's pornography test: He knew it when he saw it.
| Jun 4, 2012
| 9:29 AM
The U.S. Supreme Court upheld an earlier decision by the Indiana Supreme Court to not refund taxes to Indianapolis homeowners who sought the refunds when the city changed their payment plans for a new sewer line.
Homeowners on the northwest side of...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 5:47 PM
Seventy-five years ago, Franklin Rooseveltlaunched a crusade against the Supreme Court, angry that it was overturning important New Deal initiatives.
Though his "court packing" plan went awry, the court (and particularly Justice Owen Roberts) did swing...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 6:53 PM
In a landmark ruling that will impact the November election and the lives of every American, the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the controversial health care law championed by President Barack Obama.
The narrow 5-4 ruling was a victory for Obama...